We were discussing social learning yesterday and I think it boils down to this:
We are all inter-connected because
technology has enabled communication networks on a worldwide scale,
so that systemic changes are sensed almost immediately,
which means that reaction times and feedback loops have to be better, therefore
we need to know who to ask for advice right now,
which requires a level of trust, but
that takes time to nurture.
Therefore we turn to our friends and trusted colleagues,
who are those with whom we’ve shared experiences,
which means that we need to share experiences in order to trust each other [get it?].
It’s called social learning.